H’art Centre To Launch New Program for Older Adults with Disabilities
Today, H’art Centre announced its Young at H’art fundraising appeal would come to a close thanks to overwhelming support from the community.
H’art Centre will now be able to start a new program for seniors with disabilities or age-related functional decline to help them stay active through the arts.
“I think the success of this appeal shows people value opportunities for our parents and grandparents with disabilities to have fun, friendship, and creativity in their daily lives,” said Katherine Porter, H’art Centre’s Executive Director.
The Young at H’art program will officially launch on September 12th. It will provide regular art experiences for seniors and their caregivers, three days each week, in a fully accessible space with qualified artists. Right now, the program will be offered until December 2016. The group continues to work to make sure this becomes a permanent offering at H’art Centre after the inaugural phase.
H’art Centre would like to acknowledge the support of the following groups: Ontario Seniors’ Secretariat, Anna & Edward C. Churchill Foundation, Harry Foster Foundation, Cataraqui Rotary Club, Kingston Rotary Club, and Empire Life. H’art also recognizes the support of: Connie Armstrong, Jim Brown & Joan Lee, Nancy & Bill Gray, Kim Donovan, Alicia & Barry Gordon, Virginia and John Gordon, Peter Kostogiannis, Julie Ann and Michael May, Pam McMillan & Norman Dupuis, Lillian Porter, Dr. Leslie Shanks, Dr. Jonathan Standley, Kathi Toth Switzer, Ed Vreeke, and Tom Wightman.
Registration for Young at H’art is now open. Please contact 613-545-1392 to reserve your space. Details about the visual arts, music, theatre, dance, and storytelling classes can be found at: www.hartcentre.ca/yah more.
About Seniors Community Grant Program
Created by the Government of Ontario, the Seniors Community Grant Program is the first grant program in Ontario dedicated solely to seniors. It was introduced to give seniors more opportunities to participate in their communities by providing funding to not-for-profit community groups for projects that encourage greater social inclusion, volunteerism and community engagement.